As a sign of the transport industry going back to normal after the long pandemic, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) held the much-awaited Motor Show in the LTO Quezon City Central Office Open Grounds. Celebrating its 110th anniversary with the theme: We D.R.I.V.E Your Future last May 24 to May 27, LTO emphasized emission compliance, vehicle safety, and the usage of Electric Vehicles (EV) for a greener country.
LTO invited various vehicle manufacturers from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and other participating brands to showcase their latest technologies – ranging from smart cars, electric buses, bikes, as well as top of the line automotive accessories.
Present in the 4-day event’s ribbon cutting ceremony were LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante, LTO Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz, DOTr Undersecretary Steve Pastor, and CAMPI Technical Committee Chairman Benjie E. Dionela. Also in attendance were AF Payments Inc. (AFPI) President & CEO Jonathan Juan Moreno and Chief Commercial Officer Sharon Fong to represent cashless payments through beep™.
For its demonstration booth, AFPI partnered with Assemblepoint Co. Ltd. (AP), a Japan-based manufacturer of EVs, by installing a beep™ cashless payments device in AP’s Smart Bus (SB). The SB is an economical compact EV run by lithium battery that can last up to 24 hours of continuous operation and produces no noise and air pollution. These mini-buses are also equipped with the latest technology that can track vehicle location, power consumption level, and driving quality. With its partnership with AFPI, these SBs will soon be beep™-powered to ensure efficient cashless payment operation and fare collection.